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August 9, 2011 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes prequel / Rupert Wyatt talks about sequel ideas
Scooped on Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Now that Rise of the Planet of the Apes is out and having grossed an impressive $54 million dollars in its opening weekend, director Rupert Wyatt is talking with the press about his ideas for a sequel -- and where we might see the evolution of the talking ape go.
"There’s so much we could do… The ideas I’ve had are all sorts of things, ranging from Full Metal Jacket with apes," explains the director. "You could start this story again eight years from where we left off, the next generation of apes, those that have come from our protagonists, perhaps going in to a conflict with humans and showing real fear, in the same way as going into war for young soldiers in this day and age, telling their story. Or how apes are taking over cities, and being moved into human environments and having to interact with them and deal with things that are part of our culture and understand and evolve through them. Spies that are in the employ of the apes, working against humans and humans maybe existing underground, because that’s a way they can avoid the virus, coming up above ground wearing gas masks, and maybe that’s what dehumanises them."
Wyatt has said that he would like to return to the nascent franchise and direct the next Apes movie.